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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L rear widow VIN: WBABK8329V
Top was put down now rear window fuse(#19) blows. Does not mater weather you op. window switch or not. If anyone has seen this let me know before i start to take this car apart. Thanks for the help
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L abs module VIN: WBADN6340X
this is my first try ladies and gentlemen, any help would be appreciated. this car came in with codes 97 ( 151 ), 69 ( 105 ) and 74 ( 116 ). the abs,dsc and yellow brake lights were on. the dash displayed trans. failsafe prom ( which had been on prior to the b...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L temp guage VIN: WBABM3349Y
This vehicle came in with a customer concern of overheating. Coolant was full with no apparent leaks. Ran engine in shop until the guage was almost to the red and noticed the cooling fan didn't come on. Hooked up scan tool and commanded fan on. Fan worked prop...
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2002 BMW 330xi 3.0L Brakes VIN: WBAEW53462
Hey guys. I'm kind of stumped on this Xi. Client came in with concerns of vibration while braking. It is with out question coming from the front. I spent time with the client riding with her and verifying the concern, and it is a steering wheel shaker. First t...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1249Y
Hello Friends, I have no factory scan tool for this Land Rover so I am using Generic data on a Modis. I try to use custom data list to speed up the refresh rate, sometimes checking only two pids at a time. I am frustrated that I am getting P1171 and P1174 y... Trouble codes: P1171 (MFG Specific Lean bank 1), P1174 (MFG Specific Lean bank 2), P1170 (Lambda sensor aging tv bank 1 Drive cycle CSignal out of range - above or below maximum.), P0440 (Evap system problem), P0446 (Evap. emissions vent control circuit), P1590 (Rough road signal implausible Drive cycle ASignal implausible.)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Security System/ Door Locks VIN: WBNG70J01A
This car has A strange problum, When you lock the doors with the key fob and after you get the headlamp flash conferming that the doors are locked, The fog lamps will start flashing and not stop unless he key fob lock button is pressed a second time. I checked...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, goes into limp-home VIN: WMWRE334X3
hey mini techs i have a cooper s that came in for check engine light, eml light, and traction control light. vehicle also has a lose of power and is in limp-home mode. performed test with autologic found fault code p1688 electronic throttle control monitor lev... Trouble codes: P1688
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Condensor Fan VIN: WVWEE83A3V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. the customer is in with this Passat for the AC cutting out. We put the machine on it and verified the correct charge. We found that the high pressures keep climbing to 300 and over and the fan will not come o...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Lighting VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
Help VW Techs! This VW's turn signals will illuminate both left and right no matter which way you signal. The externall lights light brightly both ways and the indicators on the dash glows both directions but brighter to the intended direction.The customer rep...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L blower VIN: YV1VS27573
This S40 has a blower that will change speed as it wants when switch is in #1 the fan will go up to #3 or #4 speed or sometimes will stop completely. anyone seen this before I think it is the controller but would like to be sure.
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107.044120
thanks for all the help. you guys are awesome. THE FIX WAS A COMBINATION OF THE ADJUSTMENT SCREW ON THE INTAKE PLATE AND REPLACING THE PRESSURE REGULATOR BOX ON THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. AGAIN THANK!!! JERRY
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Headlights VIN: YS3DF75KX2
Well that was awesome, nice to have an overwhelming response to something simple. It's the intermittent's that'll kill you... we replaced the filament monitor and all is well. It's orange, and mounted in the underhood relay box, looks just like a relay. A nu...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cam timing wrong VIN: WVWPD23B12
Thank's Guys for the help. Installed new camshaft position sensor at front of cyl head and cleared codes. Car has been working properly so far. Ran camshaft position soliniod with power and ground myself while engine idling and dtc's for improper position came... Trouble codes: P0343.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WVWAE63B35
Thanks for the replies I did figure this one out but I guess I just did not want to believe that the front end would actually have to be partially removed to replace a water pump on a somewhat common car.What a great idea "NOT" I do work on quiet a few Euro ca...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS553XW
I HAVE SNAP-ON MODIS. HAD NO VOLVO INFORMATION. WENT INTO GENERIC MODE COULD NOT ABLE TO READ THE DATA ON THE REAR O2 SENSOR. SO WENT TO FRIEND TO RESET THE ADAPTION AND W/ HIS SCANNER. IT WAS READING FINE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ADVISE. Trouble codes: P0133 (bank1 sensor1 slow respond).
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2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Draining and adding fluid VIN: YV4CZ98277
Thanks again to Bruce from NC who always has great info on Volvo requests. Just paraphrasing his reply, you remove the center torx head bolt on the bottom of the trans that serves as the dipstick. If just a little fluid dribbles out, you are full. To add, you ...
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